us presidential elections

  1. AHC; Give the US the most amount of female Presidents

    As the title states, give the USA the most amount of female Presidents - I have posted this in after 1900 for obvious reasons, but if somehow you can have one be pre-1900 that would for sure be allowed too (a successful Victoria Woodhull campaign, perhaps?) Regardless, Good Luck!
  2. DBWI: How Would George W. Bush Have Handled 9/11 and the Financial Crisis?

    I know this is relatively recent history, but just to set the stage for this DBWI thought experiment I'll recap the past 20 or so years of US history. In 2000, after a nail-biting election campaign, Vice-President John Kerry defeated George W. Bush and became the 43rd American President. Kerry...
  3. The Tarnished Age: An Alternate History of the Gilded Age
    Threadmarks: Prologue: "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today"

    The Tarnished Age: An Alternate History of the Gilded Age Prologue: An Epilogue "If only our dear Hawkins family could have known the lessons we have learned today. The beautiful Laura Hawkins would have been much helped if she’d known that the levers of power in Washington are not so much...
  4. AHC: A Woman is Elected US President by 2000

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to have a woman be elected President of the United States on or before the year 2000.
  5. Which Losing Presidential Nominee Would've Made the Best President?

    In this poll, you're provided with losing candidates from 1900 to 2012 who were nominated by the two major American political parties but never became President. Candidates who did at one point lose but then came back to win, such as Richard Nixon, or candidates who won once but lost a second...
  6. AHC: A Democrat Wins Texas After 1976

    Your challenge is to have a Democratic presidential candidate win Texas in the electoral college after 1976, with a POD no earlier than that year.
  7. AHC: A Losing Presidential Candidate is Nominated Twice After 1968

    Before 1968, it wasn't uncommon for presidential candidates to be nominated a second time after losing the general election: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Grover Cleveland, and Richard Nixon were all elected President after having previously failed to do so. (FDR had...
  8. AHC: Thomas Dewey vs Adlai Stevenson

    Thomas Dewey and Adlai Stevenson are best remembered as two-time losers for their respective parties. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to have Dewey and Stevenson run against each other in a presidential election. Under the circumstances, who would win and why?
  9. In Your Heart, You Know He's Right: Goldwater's America and Beyond

    IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW HE'S RIGHT In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts. Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964 PROLOGUE Huh, Barry Goldwater 1964. Wait, what? Barry Goldwater? That's not possible. Well, seems like it is, or will be. I don't know how I'm going to do it yet, but I'm going to figure...
  10. What Happens to the Bush Dynasty if 41 Loses in 1988?

    What would've happened to the Bush political dynasty had George H.W. Bush, our nation's 41st President, lost the 1988 Presidential election? It's likely that George W. and Jeb still enter politics, but how do their careers pan out under this change in circumstance?
  11. WI: Perot Stays Out of the 1992 Presidential Election

    In the summer of 1992, independent businessman Ross Perot appeared to have a strong chance of winning the popular vote in that year's presidential election. He polled far ahead of Clinton, and even beat Bush in some polls before his support slipped and he dropped out of the race that July...
  12. AHC: Hillary Clinton vs. Romney in 2012

    The POD is Hillary Clinton defeats Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She selects Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as her running mate and goes on to defeat John McCain in the general election. Four years later Clinton/Bayh are up against Mitt Romney and his running mate...